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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Arist
Paperback, 392 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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I wasn't blown away by this translation of Euripides. Taught "Daughters of Troy" (aka "Trojan Women") last semester, and I found the English too colloquial. At times, I detected traces of Judeo-Christian liturgy that felt misguided. Keep in mind, of course, that these translations are intended for the stage, and perhaps not for the classroom.
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(Greek: Ευριπίδης )
Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. 480 BC–406 BC) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. It is now widely believed that wh
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